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Friday's derby between Hertha Berlin and Union Berlin is expected to be fairly close, with the home side a +125 favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook while the away team is +215 to win (+235 for the draw). Hertha Berlin came out of the league suspension last week in fine form, defeating Hoffenheim 3-0, while Union Berlin understandably struggled in a 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich. Despite the recent results, the teams are very close, with Hertha 11th and Union 12th in the table, with the former posting a minus-13 goal differential (35 scored, 48 conceded) and the latter a minus-11 (32 scored, 43 conceded). One interesting thing to note is that Hertha have conceded 28 goals in 13 home matches this season, the fourth-most in the league, though they'll have the benefit of facing a Union side that's scored only 14 goals in 13 away games. As with last week, there will be no fans in the stadium, and given these teams play in the same city, the home-field advantage seems fairly minimal.
Consideration for Union Berlin begins with defender Christopher Trimmel ($9,400), the most expensive player on the team and fourth-most on the slate. His defender eligibility is only a benefit because he's eligible for clean sheet points (neither team has better than 30 percent odds for a clean sheet). Most importantly, he's the primary set-piece taker who averages more than